young African American businesswoman having heart attack

This post, originally written on Feb. 24, 2016, is being bumped up because one of my loyal readers suffered a heart attack a few days after the New Year. She requested a Medical Minute post to warn her fellow Rose Garden members about the warning signs of a heart attack.

Please heed the warning signs. Black people are at greater risk for heart attacks due to the prevalence of high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes in the black community.

It can happen to you.

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Antonin Scalia

The mystery surrounding Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death deepens with the news that he was found with a pillow over his face.

According to published news reports Scalia, who was a robust 79, died of a heart attack in the "el presidente" suite at a Texas hunting ranch.

A pillow was found over his face and the bed sheets were unwrinkled, according to the reports.

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7 Heart Attack Warning Signs Women Shouldn't Ignore

According to a report on Foxnews.com, an estimated 38,000 women under age 50 suffer heart attacks each year in the United States.

Studies show that most women can't differentiate between a heart attack and indigestion.

Most women who are having a heart attack put off going to the emergency room because the symptoms are so vague. Knowing the warning signs of a heart attack can mean the difference between life and death.

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